Definition of artistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɑːˈtɪstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrˈtɪstɪk//
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  1. 1  connected with art or artists the artistic works of the period a work of great artistic merit the artistic director of the theatre an artistic temperament (= behaviour thought to be typical of artists, musicians, etc.)
  2. 2  showing a natural skill in or enjoyment of art, especially being able to paint or draw well artistic abilities/achievements/skills/talent She comes from a very artistic family.
  3. 3  done with skill and imagination; attractive or beautiful an artistic arrangement of dried flowers The decor inside the house was very artistic.
  4. Idioms
    artistic/poetic licence
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    the freedom of artists or writers to change facts in order to make a story, painting, etc. more interesting or beautiful
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